Dispersal Ecology and Evolution (英語) ペーパーバック – 2012/11/25
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Now that so many ecosystems face rapid and major environmental change, the ability of species to respond to these changes by dispersing or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucial to ensuring their survival. Understanding dispersal has become key to understanding how populations may persist.
Dispersal Ecology and Evolution provides a timely and wide-ranging overview of the fast expanding field of dispersal ecology, incorporating the very latest research. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species, and community levels are considered. Perspectives and insights are offered from the fields of evolution, behavioural ecology, conservation biology, and genetics. Throughout the book theoretical approaches are combined with empirical data, and care has been taken to include examples from as wide a range of species as possible - both plant and animal.
"This book has great value for ecological theorists wishing to see modern work and examples from around the world on how dispersal ecology is studied, modelled, and now understood. ... The book is comprehensive, sobering, and a tonic for those who feel their projects are only local and personal, like plants and small critters in glass terrarium, isolated against all that is extremely high and the complexity and diversity of food webs is immense." --Ecological Restoration